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Rapping cops caught on video

A HILARIOUS video shows two Scottish cops rapping in their car – as their teenage passengers dissolve in fits of laughter in the back seat.

The kindhearted bobbies gave two lads a lift last summer after they missed the last ferry leaving the Isle of Arran.

During their short journey to a nearby youth hostel, the 1998 song ‘One Week’ by Barenaked Ladies comes on the radio.

The officers immediately start rapping to the song, including lines rarely heard in public from sworn constables such as “Chickity China the Chinese chicken”.

16-year-old James Raeburn from Symington, North Ayrshire, caught the in-car entertainment on his camera phone from the backseat.

The 1-minute clip begins with a shot of the two officers sat in the front of the car, with the song One Week playing through the radio.

The view from the back seat
The view from the back seat

James turns the camera around to show his grinning face, as the cops make small talk with the teens.

All of a sudden the driver says “Here we go” as his colleague starts tapping out a beat.

He then says “Are you ready? Go for it” and launches into a pitch-perfect rap to coincide with the tune blasting from the front of the car.

The bearded copper sings: “Chickity China the Chinese chicken. You have a drumstick and your brain stops ticking.

“Watching X-Files with no lights on. We’re dans la maison. I hope the smoking man’s in this one.

“Like Harrison Ford I’m getting frantic. Like Sting I’m tantric. Like Snickers, guaranteed to satisfy.”

Throughout the song James alternates between turning the camera towards himself and his friend, who can’t stop laughing, and shots of the policemen singing along in the front.

At one point he zooms in on a policeman’s hat which is laid out on the backseat – to highlight the bizarre situation they have found themselves in.

The officers get through two more verses of the fast-paced song before the video ends, and the last line they can be heard singing is “I’m the kind of guy that laughs at a funeral.”

James said: “Me and my friend missed the Arran ferry even though we were on time by five minutes.

“We had to stay a night at the Lochranza Youth Hostel. The police picked us up and drove us and on the way the song came up on the radio.

“We had a sing-along with them. They were incredibly helpful. One of the policemen was the first on the scene at the Clutha pub helicopter crash.”

The popular song was released in 1998 and even topped the US Billboard charts. It has since appeared in a number of films, including American Pie and 10 Things I Hate About You.

It was even used in an advert for a Mitsubishi Lancer, which showed a group of teenagers trying and failing to keep up with the fast lyrics.

A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said: “The officers helped the two boys by giving them a lift to the local youth hostel after they had missed their last ferry home and had nowhere to go.

“I’m glad they enjoyed the in-car entertainment, although we’re not sure all our officers are as tuneful.”

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